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The 10 Best Bars in Mangalore, India

The 10 Best Bars in Mangalore, India

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Mangalore is an curious place to visit, combining a strong sense of tradition with a more modern metropolis.  The city loves its food and drinks, from swanky restaurants to humble cafes, and independent fancy bars to simple watering holes. There’s a lot to choose from, so we’ve picked the 10 best bars for your trip.

London Street

London Street  lives up to its name, with decor designed to resemble and old British pub. Ironically, it serves a lot of Chinese and Indian food, which are delicious choices for evening meals even if not falling in line with the British theme – and is home to a large variety of international brews.

Opening hours: 11am-11pm

City Centre Mall, KS Rao Road, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India +91 824 426 0633

Liquid Lounge

There are many pubs and bars in Mangalore – and then there is Liquid Lounge. It is perhaps Mangalore’s best bar and has set the standard for every other establishment in the city, attracting large crowds with lush sofas and tables, a well-prepared menu, attentive service and great music.

Opening hours: 11am-11.30pm

Bharath Mahal, Balmatta Road Near Don Bosco Hall, Hampankatta, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India +91 824 425 5175

Froth On Top

One of Mangalore’s most famous places to grab a drink, Froth On Top is where you’ll find a real cross-section of the community. Maybe it’s due to the venue – a rustic and traditional home converted into a bar with a homely feel. Froth On Top serves only beers, mocktails and breezers, and the food is delicious with burgers, sandwiches and Chinese dishes making up most of the menu.

Opening hours: 10.30am-11pm

SLK House, Balmata-Arya Samaj Road, Balmatta, Mangalore, Karnataka, India +91 824 425 6855

Mangala

Mangala has a well established presence in Mangalore, with a simple, charming atmosphere that has made it a favourite watering-hole for many locals. Expect to find friendly folk, delicious food and great drinks here, alongside live music gigs. They serve the best burgers and kebabs in town, enjoyed alongside one of their trademark cocktails.

Opening hours: 11am-11pm

Silva Cross Road, Jeppu, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India +91 842 243 6726

Café Mojo

Café Mojo is one of the most popular and most unusual bars in the city. From the wooden bar and chairs to carpets and a fireplace, visitors will feel like they’ve entered a British pub. One of its most unusual features? Each table has a unique beer tap which records the amount of beer dispensed, so customers pay by volume rather than per glass.

Opening hours: 11.30am-11.30pm

Goldfinch Hotel, Near Jyothi Circle Bunts Hostel Road, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India +91 824 424 5678

The Jazz

The Jazz bar and lounge the perfect spot for a special occasions. Located in the Hotel Ocean Pearl, the decor is simple and classy, with plush sofas and chairs, and soft lighting. The ambiance is laid back and the bar menu a decent mix of regular drinks, mocktails and cocktails accompanied by light snacks and Italian cuisine.

Opening hours: 12.30pm-12am

Navabharath Circle, Kodialbail Mangaluru, Karnataka, India +91 824 2413800

DV8

DV8 is a chilled out place to go and have a drink or a dance at the weekend. Located in the Empire Mall, it’s the best place in Mangalore for loud music and parties. The food is mainly consists of Chinese cuisine, and the bar offers both lighter nibbles or main meals. The bar is well stocked with a variety of drinks, all at reasonable prices.

Opening hours: 11.30am-11.30pm

MG Rd Kodailbail Mangaluru, Karnataka, India +91 90360 00002

G6 Music Café

Cafe-bar G6 is quite popular among college-goers and often holds live performances of local bands. They also host karaoke nights, which are a fun alternative to the clubbing scene. The menu focuses on fast food and the burgers come highly recommended.

Opening hours: 11am-11pm

1st Floor, Silva Cross Road, Mangala Bar & Restaurant Valencia Road Mangalore, Karnataka, India +91 90360 68742

Pulse Café

The management at Pulse Cafe have gone to great lengths to make it a fun and stylish place with classy interiors, featuring one wall covered in messages and quotes scribbled on by visitors. Pulse also has a D.J. providing night-long entertainment for those who wish to dance to the very end. The food menu is varied and the service friendly -and if you’re just after a drink, the bartenders always have a suggestion.

Opening hours: 11am-11pm

Near Hotel Wood Side Dalmatta Rd Hampankatta Mangaluru, Karnataka, India +91 824 428 3131

High Tide

Located inside The Gateway Hotel, High Tide is chic and popular. It is well stocked for beverages, offering a range of cocktails and mocktails along with the best alcoholic brands, served by attentive and friendly bartenders. Food is mainly continental in style, serving as the perfect accompaniment for your drink of choice. There is also a mini dance floor for those who want to make the most of the evening.

Opening hours: 6.30pm-11.30pm

The Gateway Hotel Old Port Road, Opp. D C Office Mangalore Old Port Mangaluru, Karnataka, India +91 33 6666 0000